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10 Mar 2010 - 12:48am
4 years ago
3 replies
Adrian Severynen

Best Indesign book for wireframing

So I've decided to switch from Omnigraffle to Indesign, mainly to use Eight Shapes Unify and become more productive.

Any ideas on the best books to get me up to speed?



28 Aug 2009 - 10:34am
4 years ago
1 reply
Adrian Howard

Contract requirements that ensure usability issues are addressed

On 28 Aug 2009, at 07:21, Karen Dee Davis wrote:

> I am hoping one of you has some legal speak you'd be willing to share
> on contract requirements for usability standards. We have a vendor
> whose product has serious experience issues and want to make sure
> they get addressed throughout the product lifecycle.

To be honest - I don't think I'd try that technique. Never seen
attempts to specify usability standards via contract to be effective
in any way.

8 Dec 2003 - 5:14pm
hans samuelson

RE: Beauty and Transparency

For those who may not be familiar with it, there is an interesting body
of research at Caroline Hummels' site at Delft.
Her work centers around the question of interactive aesthetics, which
butts up quite rapidly against questions of interaction and beauty in

For example, the 2000 text "Actions speak louder than words: shifting
from buttons and icons to aesthetics of interaction" (scroll down her
publications list a little) offers five criteria for evaluating

18 Mar 2010 - 2:11pm
Nathan at Bestica

[Announcement]: Would you check out our recent UX Career Video

We are making another Video on " How to Ace your Career in User Experience" where we are interviewing senior level UX professionals and getting their advice on:

" What message do they have for the UX community so they can grow in their career."

14 Aug 2009 - 6:47am
3 Jan 2006 - 6:00pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

IxDA member blogs?

Is there a list of IxDA member blogs somewhere? I'd love to read more from
some of you when you're on your own turf.


15 Feb 2007 - 12:41pm
Gabriel White

Museum of Lost Interactions

I'd always subconsciously thought of the interactions available to
designers as accreting over time - a pile of ever increasing bounty.

But looking at this exhibit made me realise that there are design
opportunities that disappear, possibly through cultural change, but
also because the technology changes, and so can no longer support the
old design and pattern of interaction.



14 Jul 2009 - 8:54am
4 years ago
1 reply

Exploring mobile gesture design at Nokia--In the wild

Just saw this across the Twitter stream. It’s a video of Nokia design team doing gestural design research for a new device. While I’m not sure if it’s an ad or an attempt at a B2B viral video it’s still somewhat interesting nonetheless. As a super-proponent of design through user research it was great to get a glimpse at how Nokia (or at least a part of their team--possibly) goes about it.

1 Jun 2010 - 10:56am

Re: [IxDA] Time estimates for Interaction design

Jimmy, there are no "novice questions".

I suggest you give them a "deadline" and 'early date' (if the project is completed earlier than expected) and a 'late date' (if something happens that makes the project be completed after the deadline; this is to give you some "breathing space" so that the deadline isn't 'set on stone')

Also, you could have broken this post in 2: first post (introduction), and your question about time estimates.

Have a Nice Day.

> > Sorry for my novice questions and thank you for reading! > > best regards, > > Jimmy ( http://twitter.com/JimmyLeonards

11 Jun 2010 - 9:24am

iPhone UI as HTML

If anyone out there has tried jQTouch - http://jqtouch.com/ - you might have reacted as I did - initial excitement, followed by increasing frustration. It makes for a great demo - a web app with rich iPhone look-and-feel on any device. It's implementation, however, is clearly still in beta.

In particular:

- The CSS is hard to understand, undocumented, internally inconsistent, and a bit buggy
- It only uses CSS3 properties for webkit, and doesn't define the other variants (mozilla, etc.)